Planning Ahead-- Timeline For Cake Completion?

Decorating By cupcakeco Updated 3 Jul 2009 , 2:04am by cylstrial

cupcakeco Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 4:01am
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Looking for input. Does this sound okay?

Cake due Monday 1 PM:

Today: Dyed fondant, sealed in vacuum bags.
Tomorrow: Make crisco-based buttercream
Friday: Bake, cool. Cover cake board with fondant. Begin work on RKT/fondant accessories.
Saturday: Torte, fill, crumbcoat, seal with fondant. Affix cakes to board. Continue work on RKT accessories.
Sunday: Finish RKT pieces & cake details, assemble. Box and stow in oven for Monday AM delivery.

Would you do anything differently? Also I normally store finished cakes in a microwave that is brand new/installed but we do not use, but this will be bigger so I figure store it in an oven which is clean but we do not use... will the oven be airtight enough for the cake?

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cupcakeco Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 4:13am
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Also forgot to add..

How early is too early to bake for a cake due Mon?
How early is too early to begin modeling RKT pieces (to be covered in fondant?)
I use a vacuum sealing system for things like fondant and I suppose they could be used for the RKT in the time being. Has anyone used vaccum sealers for caking?

cylstrial Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 2:04am
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I think your time line to sounds good. I would try to bake the cakes more towards the evening on Friday, if you can. You might want to use a moistening syrup as well. But that's not any different than someone baking on Wednesday for a Saturday wedding.

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